Just TWO days into the new school year ..and some 500 students in Starke are getting time OFF from school. Results of an air quality study of Starke elementary were JUST released... and showed mold in the building. Channel 4's Scott Johnson has been talking to school officials and medical experts about why the school shut down...He's joining us LIVE from Bradford County..Scott? 3 3 00-0517-2135-401:29-1:34VO) the move to shut down starke elementary school did take some parents by surprise .They received a letter that the school was being shut down due to mold.The superintendent says mold has been an ongoing problem in the school but longtime teachers like denise dell had no idea.DENISE DELL/TEACHER 6:30:20 - 'how long have you worked around there?' 19 years. 'has it been around a long time?' that's first i've heard of it. we talked with Dr. Danny Pulido of Memorial Health about the dangers of mold.He says this can be dangerous to continually breathe day after day.13:52 - it can trigger hypersensitivity, respiratory attacks such as asthma. So that's where the concern is. If students have asthma ... they would be at high risk if exposed to it in air. Dr. Pulido says mold in schools is not unique to starke or at the beginning of the school year.14:23 - given the temperature and the humidity, rooms that are dark and ventilated such as classrooms... mold is a great place to set in and start to grow.You start to see issues at early time of school year. so for now the roughly 500 students will be attending classes at nearby churches and anywhere the district can find that is willing to work with them until the mold can be removed permanently. 6:18:48 - i've got a team of engineers and different folks coming in to test and check air quality and using a variety of resources ... to lay out timeline. 'are we talking entire school year?' I can't say that at this time. 3 Scott, how long has the issue of mold been a concern at starke elementary?